RBA Young Birder Event: BIG TRIP!!! Jamaica Bay & Long Island
August 9 - August 11
The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is a summer birder’s dream! Covering 9,000 acres of salt marsh, mud flats and two large ponds, Jamaica Bay supports breeding populations of more than 70 species including breeding colonies of night herons and other long-legged waders like Snowy Egret and Little Blue Heron, the amazing American Oystercatcher, and neat beach-nesting birds like plovers and terns. By mid-August, shorebirds are migrating through the refuge in incredible numbers. Avocets, dowitchers, yellowlegs, sandpipers, and plovers all collect on the mudflats.
Note: This trip is open only to members of the RBA Young Birders Club, and a guardian must accompany each child. This trip is very much still in the planning stages. Even the dates are tentative as we are trying to coordinate the trip with the young birders from downstate. Watch your email for updates!